Welles 8 Days New | Newborn Pictures

Mama's Eyes | Lovin the Light PhotographCapturing newborn pictures for others, brings back so many raw emotions of what I think most moms go through with their first born babies.  The beginning of your family…. when the tiniest person, changes so much more than your physical appearance.  They increase the size of your heart, they release emotions that can’t be explained, but are felt and seem almost larger than life.  It’s when we gladly allow a transfer of devotion to another and with that comes the overwhelming mama bear protectiveness.  Add in copious amount of time spent on another…. all that translates into….

THE moment we understand our parents, and give them more grace.

Holding my firstborn late one night and seeing her overstuffed, milk coma cheeks on my shoulder as she slept soundly, my heart just ached.  It wasn’t pain, it was emotion that was so deep it nearly broke me.  With one phone call the above was summed up for me.  I dialed Mom.  “Mama, tell me something… Did you love me like this?…. really….  Please, know that I love you! ”  It’s called the circle of life and there is nothing more precious.

This family with their quiet beauty reminded me just how perfectly fulfilling your first born can be!  Bless you as you walk this new role and love that little one to death!   newborn pictures by Lovin the Light Gainesville FL

Newborn pictures Gainesville baby photographer Lovin the Light Froggy pose

Just a little snuggle bug, sleeping through his first portrait session like a champ.

Newborn Boy on grey texture backdrop in a bum up pose

Newborn boy in a grey flokati wool rug and wool wrapNewborn boy close up portrait in a denim hat

It might have been the newborn images  below that reminded me of that night with my little one…  enjoy the plump lips, the positioning that shows little Welles’ back wrinkles and of course kissable little toes…. Enjoy!

newborn lips, toes and back wrinkles

Young parents newborn son collage of 3

Blessings Eric and Megan!

I’d love to capture your newborns first portraits, contact me here

Lovin’ the Light is a natural light and portrait studio, specializing in newborn, birth, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas.

  • Emma Hutchinson - Stunning words, every bit true! Made my eyes water!ReplyCancel

    • Linda - I didn’t mean to make your eyes water, but I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Wiening - These newborn photos are so so amazing. You did such a great job and what a beautiful family! I can also completely relate with what you have written about abundance love, my daughter is now 5 and I just keep loving her more and more each day, they just become your every breath. Lovely read and stunning imagery!ReplyCancel

    • Linda - Natasha, 5 is the best! What a delight they are and continue to be! Enjoy her! I love the image you posted of her today- all those cute waves and sparkly eyes! Nothing like giving love away! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Kandi - My heart swelled as I read your words!! Such truth in what you speak!! If only newborn photography was this popular when we had our babies! Such a beautiful family and I know they will treasure your sweet images for a life time!!ReplyCancel

    • Linda - Thank you Kandi, if only….. I think I shoot what I wish I had. Hoping I capture images so telling that mom will not have to explain to her little ones how loved they were, it will be visibleReplyCancel

  • Kendra - Beautiful words and photos! Made me flash back to my daughter’s newborn days. I can tell you truly love what you do!ReplyCancel

    • Linda - Thank you Kendra, I love the women that I get to capture, and value the moment they are in.ReplyCancel

  • Tessa - Beautiful images, love the styling of this newborn session. Sweet little family! I am sure they will treasure these!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - YUMMO!!!!! Isn’t he the cutest little guy and what a beautiful family. Thanks for getting me choked up all the way. Brings back all the memories of my babies. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • lorena - What a gorgeous newborn!! Those toes!!! LOVE. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - You really captured this newborn session beautifully. From his tiny features to his flaky newborn skin. I’m sure this family will treasure these images for years to come. Fantastic newborn pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - what beautiful newborn portraits! I can’t believe how darling this little newborn is! His mommy and daddy will treasure this newborn photography session for the rest of their lives! Gainesville is blessed to have such a talented newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Baby Boys First Year Images 6 Month Images - […] honored to capture Welles, for his baby boy first year images.  When you meet a little fella as a newborn, it’s a blast to see them cooing, drooling and smiling up a storm at 6 months.  One of the […]ReplyCancel